MINERALS

MINERAL COMPETITION

If the body has too much of one particular mineral, it could compete for absorption and molecular binding with other minerals. This so-called secondary deficiency leads to the deficiency of other minerals.

For example, copper is needed get iron to take its place in hemoglobin, but if there is too much zinc around, that will compete with iron, leading to anaemia. This commonly occurs when individuals take too many mineral supplements.

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